At AES: Ocean Way Audio HR2, HR4 Unveiled

Ocean Way founder Allen Sides unveils new powered nearfield monitors.
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Ocean Way Audio (OWA) unveiled two new near-field monitors at AES, the HR4 and the Pro2A. Based on OWA’s HR2 speaker, the HR4 is a two-way, self-powered monitor featuring a frequency range of 45Hz to over 20kHz with an SPL of 115 dB; as such, no subwoofer is required, reports OWA. However, a companion self-powered sub, the S12A, is available for high SPL monitoring environments, feasibly pushing levels beyond 118 dB with frequency response down to 30 Hz, based on published specs.

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The HR2 (pictured with OWA founder Allen Sides) is their most affordable model, reportedly adapted from the hi-fi speaker designs of Bruce Marien, OWA director of engineering. In a unique trapezoidal cabinet, the powered HR2 boasts specs of 38 Hz – 22 kHz response and maximum SPL of 110 dB.

Stay tuned to ProSoundNetwork for a future review of both the HR2 and HR4.

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